Marywood University’s Student Veterans Alliance to Host “Tails for Troops” at McDade Park


SCRANTON, PA (March 16, 2015)—Marywood University’s Student Veterans Alliance (SVA) will host its third annual “Operation: Tails for Troops,” at McDade Park, Scranton, to raise money for the non-profit organization, Paws and Stripes. The event will take place on Saturday, April 18, 2015, from 12-4 p.m.


The goal of the event is to raise $10,000 to sponsor four wounded military veterans with post-traumatic stress or traumatic brain injuries, while at the same time rescuing four shelter dogs. There will be homemade dog treats for sale, a K-9 talent and dog pageant, baskets and 50/50 raffles, food and beverages, and additional local vendor sales.


Representatives of Paws and Stripes, New Mexico, will be at the event to answer questions about the non-profit organization that provides service dogs to wounded military veterans with post-traumatic stress and traumatic brain injuries. The dogs (rescued from shelters) and the training are provided to the veteran free of charge. The program facilitates healing, assists in building self-confidence in the veterans, helps increase bonds between veterans and the dogs, and provides the tools to maintain the dogs’ training long after graduation.


For more information about the event, contact the Student Veterans Alliance at Marywood University at (570) 961-4584, or email  To make a donation, visit Checks can be made out to Marywood University, memo Tails for Troops, SVA and mailed to 2300 Adams Avenue, Scranton, Pa., 18505. Additional information about the non-profit organization Paws and Stripes can be found at